Quitman Light Artillery (Natchez)

(aka Capt. W.S. Lovell’s Battery)

(from Dunbar Rowland’s “Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898”; company listing courtesy of H. Grady Howell’s “For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand’)

Captains -- William S. Lovell, promoted Major; Richard T. English. First Lieutenants -- John L. Holt, resigned; Lyman G. Aldrich. Junior First Lieutenant -- W.W. Wilkins. Second Lieutenants -- George W. Miller, resigned; Harvey G. Mansfield. Third Lieutenant -- Richard T. English, promoted Captain 20 September, 1861. First Sergeant -- Lyman G. Aldrich.

Organized at Natchez, Adams County, MS. Officers commissioned of date 11 April, 1861; number of men, 68 (Adjutant-General's report). Secretary War dispatched Governor Pettus, April 8, 1861, that the artillery company at Natchez, William S. Lovell, Captain, was needed at once at Pensacola. Ordered to Pensacola, where general orders of April 30 announced that Captain Lovell's independent company of cavalry [should read “artillery”] had been received into the service of the Confederate States. See English's Battery.